Tissue Salts 101: Ferrum Phos, Mag Phos, Silica

Updated: Oct 22, 2020


The rogue tissue salts, those who don’t quite have their own group but hold a great weight of importance in homeopathic health: Ferrum Phosphate, Magnesium Phosphate, and Silica.

I love Ferrum Phos for its contribution to cold and flu, it's the first one I grab anytime I feel something coming on - when there are no distinct symptoms as of yet. And as descendent of a long line of women with iron deficiency, I take it regularly to help my body absorb the iron I consume (along with regular blood tests and supplementation if I need it).

Mag Phos doesn't ever run out in my house because of it's incomparable ability to relieve pains of all sorts - cramps, spasms, muscle aches, headaches. It's also one of the only homeopathic remedies I will put in hot water, which seems to boost the relaxing qualities (especially in menstrual cramps).

Silica is one that many, many patients need in the beginning stages of treatment. When their stamina is lacking, they are sick all the time, can't seem to muster up the energy to function.

As in the last post, we will look at each salt as follows:

  • Main focus: the organ systems/tissues it contributes to

  • Action: what the tissue salt does in the body

  • Mental/Emotional State: common mental states that may be a sign you need it

  • Called for: the conditions in which the salt is called for.

Too much reading? Here's the quick guide to tissue salts! Check it out then come on back and read the ones that apply to your symptoms!

1. Ferrum Phos

  • This anti-inflammatory salt is the best for first aid: the first signs of cold, flu, fever, injury, non-descript ailments. As an iron based remedy, it is excellent for strengthening the walls of blood vessels, support the distribution of oxygen-rich blood to cells, and activating many important processes in the body. Kick starting the process of healing makes it invaluable in the first stages of inflammation and first aid in general (Second stage: Kali Mur, Third stage: Kali Sulph – great to combine all three for acute inflammations).

Ferrum Phos: Where there is throbbing and inflammation, for the first stages of colds.

Main Focus: Blood & circulation, head.

Action: Anti-infection and anti-inflammatory.

Mental/Emotional State: Forgetful, irritable, dizzy, despondent, tired, insomnia.

Called for:

  • Circulation: Strengthen the walls of the blood cells, low blood pressure, anemia (under supervision), ailments from blood loss, palpitations, nose bleeds, flushed face/fever, poor circulation.

  • Head: dizziness, fainting, nose bleeds, throbbing headaches, fever, first stage of any illness/injury.

  • Earaches where outer ear is red.

  • Eyes bloodshot, first stages of pink eye, as it sand is in the eye.

  • Teething, inflamed gums, for tooth ache and tooth extractions.

  • Respiratory: first signs of sore throat/bronchitis/tonsillitis, clear streaming nose, great lung remedy as it improves the circulation of oxygen in the body (runners!)